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New World Scholars Program

nhljohn871nhljohn871 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
Hi,

I recently received an invitation to become a New World Scholar in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Does anybody know what you do or receive (besides the scholarship) as a New World Scholar at Northeastern?

Replies to: New World Scholars Program

  • kiddiekiddie Registered User Posts: 3,200 Senior Member
    from the website:

    New World Scholars
    The New World Scholars Program was launched in 2011 as a way to recognize top-performing students from each entering class, based on superior academic performance, extensive leadership experience, and a demonstrated interest in the global economy. The program strengthens these foundations by challenging admitted students to develop a new lens for understanding the most pressing issues of the modern business world. NWS students pursue this vision by participating in Oxbridge Dinners twice a semester, and by routinely meeting one-on-one with their individual corporate mentors. Those experiences are reinforced and amplified by two discovery trips, one each in year two and year four.

    For more information, please contact either Dr. Allan Bird or Hannah Skahill.
  • cbart28cbart28 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    I was also accepted into the program and am wondering what it entails. The info on the website wasn't too helpful.
  • novafan1225novafan1225 Registered User Posts: 702 Member
    1.) Leadership workshops- including a ropes course getaway early freshman year, a trip to Chattanooga, TN sophomore year, and a trip to China (or another foreign market) 4th year. All free!

    2.) Lots of activities throughout the year- breakfast book clubs with all NWS, not just your year; Oxbridge dinners with esteemed faculty and/or guest speakers related to business; special talks or visits from/to established businesses in the area; lots of networking opportunities with the older NWS for co-op, as well as specific networking events with select firms (PwC, etc.)

    3.) A one-on-one mentor in the form of a Northeastern alumni currently doing outstanding work in their field (the field you're interested in).

    Pretty cool program, definitely do it!
  • novafan1225novafan1225 Registered User Posts: 702 Member
    1.) Leadership workshops- including a ropes course getaway early freshman year, a trip to Chattanooga, TN sophomore year, and a trip to China (or another foreign market) 4th year. All free!

    2.) Lots of activities throughout the year- breakfast book clubs with all NWS, not just your year; Oxbridge dinners with esteemed faculty and/or guest speakers related to business; special talks or visits from/to established businesses in the area; lots of networking opportunities with the older NWS for co-op, as well as specific networking events with select firms (PwC, etc.)

    3.) A one-on-one mentor in the form of a Northeastern alumni currently doing outstanding work in their field (the field you're interested in).

    Pretty cool program, definitely do it!
  • nhljohn871nhljohn871 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    Thank you @novafan1225‌. Are the trips mandatory to remain in the program? Or will attending all nearby functions be sufficient for the program? Because what if I'm busy or want to visit my family but have to go to Tennessee for a trip?
  • nhljohn871nhljohn871 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    And is being a NWS extremely time consuming? because I want to join intramural sports, clubs, and enjoy nightlife in Boston
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,225 Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    If you are not prepared to participate in the activities then the program may not be right for you. You should have time to visit family and enjoy the nightlife while in the program. Northeastern is emphasizing global experiences and getting students out of their comfort zones.
  • novafan1225novafan1225 Registered User Posts: 702 Member
    The program is nowhere near "extremely time consuming", we have activities probably once or twice a month, sometimes less (rarely more). They will tell you far in advance the dates of the trip and it is expected you go, considering they are not only paying for your trip but also giving you a small scholarship on top of that, between 3 and 4k.

    For the future, if you want to be successful in business, you can't just deny opportunities like a free trip to China to learn about their business culture and network with local executives because "you're busy". Honestly, consider declining the program as it sounds like you're not at all interested in it and it would be more of an obligation for you. Perhaps they could award it to someone who would enjoy those opportunities.
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